Dr. Balaji Kirushnan

Dr. Balaji Kirushnan

Qualification

M.B.B.S., M.D.(General Medicine), D.N.B.(Nephrology)

Speciality

Nephrology

Location

Chennai

About the Doctor

Designation: Nephrologist
Consulting Timings: 9.00 to 6.00 at Kauvery Hospital, Alwarpet.
Wednesdays evening at Kauvery Medical Center, Anna Nagar.
Education 
  • 1989-2002 - Basic Studies and Schooling at Bala Vidya Mandir, Chennai
  • March 2002-March 2008 - Bachelor Of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery(MBBS) - Ramaiah Medical College, Bangalore, Karnataka, India  
  • March 2008-March 2011 - Doctor Of Medicine (M.D) in General Medicine - JSS Medical College, Mysore, Karnataka, India   
  • March 2011-March 2012 - Post-Graduate Diploma In Health Sciences In Diabetology (PGDHSC) - Annamalai University, Chidambaram, Tamilnadu, India
  • February 2012 - March 2015, Diplomate of National Board in Nephrology - National Board of Examinations, Trained At Apollo Hospitals, Chennai  
Medical Licenses
Active:  Tamilnadu Medical Council and Medical Council of India 
Professional Society Membership: 
  • Member of the Indian Society of Nephrology 
  • Member of Indian Society of Nephrology Southern Chapter 
Honors And Awards
  • Sri Viswanathan Memorial Award for general proficiency in class XII.
  • Master R.Balakrishnan Memorial Award for best all-rounder boy student in Class XII.
  • Best All-rounder Award from Lions Club of Madras in Class XII.
  • Dr.Krishnamurthi Memorial Award in Physics Jambakavalli Sreenivasan Endowment for Biology in Class XII.
  • "Apollo Gold Medal" for excellence in General Medicine for Examination conducted by Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences May 2011
Clinical Activities:
Invited as guest speaker for International women's Day celebration of Deloitte Haskins and Sons, Chennai - Talk on Women Health - 7/3/2016 
In DNB Nephrology:
  • Active participation and discussion of clinical cases in weekly Grand rounds 
  • Loves the interaction with colleagues at work 
  •  Active participation in organizing the monthly City Nephrology Meet
  • Performed more than 50 kidney biopsies under local anesthesia by ultrasound guidance 
  • Well proficient in executing transplant kidney biopsy 
  • Conducted kidney biopsy for pediatric patients under general anesthesia
  • Proficient in Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy and treated multidisciplinary patients in ICU
  • Been a part of Kidney Pancreas Transplant team 
  • Kidney harvesting from deceased donors from various hospitals across the city
  • Well versed with pre-transplant laboratory workup and patient admission
  • Participated in 2 educational CME at 9th and 10th Renal Clinical Conference at CMC Vellore in 2013 and 2014 
  • Case Presentation in City Nephrology Meet in July 2013  - "Tenofovir induced nephrotoxicity"
  • Case Presentation in City Nephrology Meet in July 2014 - "Atypical Membranous Nephropathy and its recurrence after renal transplant"
  • Case Presentation in Chennai - Mineral Bone disease - Clinical Meet arranged by Biocon Pharm, presided by Dr.Muthusethupathi and Dr.Subba Rao B 
  • Clinical Teaching of Principles of Haemodialysis to dialysis technologists 
  • Experience with more than 100 native kidney histopathology examination 
  • Attended Weekly histopathology meeting with Nephrologists and Pathologists 
  • Post Graduate Research work in Malnutrition Inflammation Score and its association with Inflammation, Atherosclerosis and Short Term Mortality in haemodialysis patients 
  • Delegate in 32nd Annual Conference of the Indian Society of Nephrology - Southern Chapter Chennai - 2012
  • Delegate in 34th Annual Conference of the Indian Society of Nephrology - Southern Chapter, Bangalore - 2014
  • Delegate in 45th Annual Conference of the Indian Society of Nephrology (ISNCON 2014) held a Kolkatta, India 
  • Poster Presentation at ISNCON 2015, Bangalore - "Impact of Malnutrition, Inflammation and Atherosclerosis on the outcome of haemodialysis patients"
  • Co-authored paper presentation at ISNSCCON 2016 at Tiruchirapalli, Tamilnadu, India - "Efficacy and tolerability of Sofosbuvir and Ribavirin in treating hepatitis C viremia in hemodialysis patients"
  • Poster Presentation at ISNSCCON 2016 at Tiruchirapalli, Tamilnadu, India - "Efficacy and Tolerability of Sofosbuvir and Ribavirin in treating hepatitis C infection in post-renal transplant scenario" 
In MD General Medicine
  • Conducted weekly Bedside clinics in General Medicine for Interns and Under Graduates 
  • Lectures on Fluid and Electrolyte Balance and General Nephrology to MBBS Under Graduates
  • Presentation on "Doctors Day" at Mysore Physicians Medical Research Trust in July 2009 
  • Presentation on "Newer Treatment of Malaria" at City Medicine Meet, Mysore in August 2010
  • Presentation of Clinical Case at Medical Education Research Trust, Bangalore 2011 in State Level PG Conference
Paper presentation: "A comparative study of outcome among patients admitted to an intensive care unit in a tertiary care medical college hospital based on predictor scores" at the International Conference on Emergency Medicine (INTEM 2010) 
In MBBS
  • Instructor in International Trauma Life Support(ITLS).
  • Instructor in Project PULSE [People United for Life Savings Emergencies] and has trained more than 600 medical students in Bangalore, India 
  • Completed Training for ACLS/BLS - AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION - Trained at St.Johns Hospital, Bangalore, India 
Publications
  • Publication of Case report: "Thyrotoxicosis induced liver disease".  J Indian Med Assoc. 2012 Aug;110(8):576-7
  • Publication of Case report: "An Airy Image". Iranian Journal of Medical Sciences. 2012;37(1):64.
  • Publication of Case report:  "Emphysematous pyelonephritis in a non-diabetic young woman: A rare association" Journal of Indian Academy of Clinical Medicine. 2012; 13(4): 328-9 
  • Paper presentation: "A comparative study of outcome among patients admitted to intensive care unit in a tertiary care medical college hospital based on predictor scores" at Internation Conference in Emergency Medicine (INTEM 2010) 
  • Poster Presentation - "Clinical utility of urine neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (uNGAL) measured at admission to predict outcomes in a heterogeneous population of critically ill patients" at ISNCON 2014 
  • Paper accepted for Poster Presentation at the International Society of Haemodialysis, Kuala Lampur, Malaysia 2015 Malnutrition inflammation score and its use in Haemodialysis patients
  • "Treatment efficacy and tolerability of Sofosbuvir and Ribavirin for chronic hepatitis C infection in post-renal transplant patients - A retrospective single-center study" - published in Indian Journal Of Transplant June 2016  
  • Poster presentation at Indian society of Nephrology - southern chapter conference 2016 at Tiruchirapalli, Tamilnadu on "Treatment efficacy and tolerability of Sofosbuvir and Ribavirin for chronic hepatitis C infection in post-renal transplant patients - A retrospective single-center study"
  • Impact of malnutrition inflammation and atherosclerosis on the outcome of hemodialysis patients - accepted for publication to Indian Journal of Nephrology 
  • Sofosbuvir-based treatment is safe and effective in Indian hepatitis C patients on maintenance haemodialysis: a retrospective study - Published in NEPHROLOGY 2017- International Journal of Asia Pacific Society of Nephrology 
Lectures and CME's
  • "Women health-importance in India" - presented a talk at Deloitte Chennai on the occasion of Women's day 2016 
  • "Diabetes and Hypertension - Live a Life with it" - Presented at Tatvaloka - cultural center, addressing an audience of 100 people 
  • Addressing school students at Saraswati Kendra about Organ Donation 
  • Speaker at Indian Medical Association Kumbakonam Branch, Tamilnadu - October 16th, 2016: Renal Transplantation - Current Scenario 
  • Speaker at Indian Medical Association Aranthangi Branch, Tamilnadu - October 22nd, 2016; When should a Physician refer to Nephrologists?
  • Medical camps monthly at various suburbs of Tamilnadu, India 
Personal Interest:
  • Well trained in Indian Classical Music and given stage performances in vocal music
  • Won accolades for the Medical College cultural team and been a part of the cultural organizing committee

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